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Mains Distribution and Conditioners
Below is a small selection of some of the mains distribution options we have available. Please note most blocks do not include mains input cables, if in doubt please ask for more details.
The Edwards Audio Iso1 uses a high quality mains isolation transformer, an approach we’ve been championing for many years as they help reduce a lot of mains noise without all the side effect of a lot of other conditioning methods (squashed dynamics and an overly smoothed sound for example). Originally intended to be used with the turntables we find its possible applications much wider and it will work superbly with many sources and pre amplifiers too -
The improvements vary depending upon the type of item it is used with, but we consistently find benefits in dynamics and timing, with a seemingly lower noise floor and less grain and hash, with none of the negative side effects common to other filters and conditioners. Don’t be put off by its low price, we find it can work wonders even on very hi-
These are available for both 240 and 110 volt operation and can be supplied with other mains outlets sockets for use in countries outside the UK.
Edwards Audio Iso1 £249.95
The Copper Star is a purist 6 way mains distribution block made in the UK by Heretic Audio. Every single element used in its construction is the result of careful listening, resulting in the best sounding mains block we’ve heard to date. It’s housed in a casing made from multiple layers of precision CNC cut birch plywood and thus avoids the use of metal and plastics in its chassis, so it’s low static, low resonance and naturally non ferrous.
Unlike many blocks on the market the Copper Star is a truly star wired design, this means all items connected get the same excellent quality of signal (in the more common bus bar or star earthed mains blocks the sockets furthest away from the mains input sound worse).
The block is entirely hard wired with PTFE covered high purity OFC copper, and no filtering or suppression is used at all, which we find results in the widest and most vivid dynamics. The input is a 10A IEC socket and so can be used with almost any high quality mains cable.
Atlas Eos Modular 4.0
Housed in a welded steel chassis, the Eos modular mains distribution blocks are well screened from noise. They are available with 6 outlets and feature an IEC input. The standard versions are completely unfiltered which we recommend for hifi use. However for applications that require it, there is also a filtered version available, which features 4 filtered and 3 unfiltered sockets.
Eos Modular 4.0 six unfiltered mains block: £687.50
Eos Modular 4.0F six socket mains block, with 3 filtered and 3 unfiltered sockets: £797.50